Why a Hand?

Artist Cary Rohrer produced the cover design for my book about the Ten Commandments. She gave me a better design than what I asked for. The way she did this was by listening to the overwrought cover design that I described to her, then stripping away everything that was unnecessary to give me the simpler design I actually wanted.

Why an image of a hand? Why five fingers when the book is about “TEN”? The answers speak to ways of seeing the Ten Commandments that get fleshed out throughout the book. However, you can learn the main part of the answers to these questions for free.

In Chapter One, I introduce the connection between the statements inscribed on stone tablets within the Old Testament and the design of the human hand. Read a PDF of Chapter One right here.